Create new archive

$ tar -c -f file_path file_path

Add file into an existing archive

$ tar -r -f file_path file_path

Add newer file into an existing archive

Compare by modification date. Only works on uncompressed archives stored in regular files

$ tar -r -f file_path file_path

List archive contents

$ tar -t -f file_path

Extract files and directories from an archive

$ tar -x -f file_path

Find differences between archive and specified files or folders

$ tar -d -f file_path file_path

Delete files or folders from an archive

$ tar --delete -f file_path file_path